National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 22, 2004

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CATHOLIC AND DEMOCRAT politico-spiritual sustenance (and cool stuff) for the embattled majority:

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“FINE ART PRINTS” -- Pope Paul (10 images), crucifix (eight images) and three faces of Christ. Web site:

Books & Tapes

FREE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION CATALOG -- 44 pages. Resources for newcomers to Christian meditation. Material for nurturing your practice of meditation. Teachings by John Main, OSB; Laurence Freeman, OSB; Bede Griffiths OSB; Thomas Keating, OCSO; and others. A rich source of materials including books, audio tapes, CDs, videos and music for the inward journey. Phone toll-free: (888) 673-8617. Or visit Web site: For more information about Christian meditation phone toll-free: (800) 324-8305. Or visit the World Community for Christian Meditation Web site:

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Business Opportunities

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COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY -- “A Sabbatical with a difference.” Design your own sabbatical. Explore dream interpretation, emotional bodywork, massage, group therapy, spiritual direction, discernment, visualization, relaxation and more. Contact: Daniel McDonald, Director, C.P.E.B. THERAPIES, INC. Phone: (416) 928-9570. E-mail: Visit our Web site:


MASTER OF DIVINITY -- distance learn and/or residential; bachelor through doctorate. Phone: (718) 698-0700. Web site:

ST. ELIAS SCHOOL of Orthodox Theology -- An accredited school offering correspondence graduate and postgraduate programs. Web site:

Parish Missions

MISSIONS/RETREATS -- Numerous topics offered by Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and colleagues. DeSales Resources and Ministries, Fr. John Graden, director: (800) 782-2270. Web site:


AUSTRIA/BAVARIA PILGRIMAGE for advocates of lesbian/gay Catholics, Feb. 26-March 7, 2005. Phone Sister Jeannine Gramick: (301) 864-3604. E-mail:

11-DAY “ITALY PILGRIMAGE” with Fr. Chuck, Jan. 11, 2005. $1,999 from Atlanta. Phone: (334) 774-6826. For more details e-mail:

WOMEN OF BIBLE LANDS with author Martha Ann Kirk, June 3-17, 2005. Phone: (210) 829-3854. Web site:


GAY MEN’S ADVENT RETREAT, Dec. 3-5. Join others who choose to embrace their spiritual life, sexuality and religious tradition fully. Facilitated by Michael Kelly and John Stasio at Easton Mountain, upstate New York. The program will include a variety of approaches to explore our spiritual lives and gifts. Details: (800) 553-8235; (518) 692-8023. E-mail: Web site:

FALL AND ADVENT RETREAT OFFERINGS -- Evensong by the Sea Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Individual private, guided retreats. Reiki training. Phone toll-free: (800) 455-0247. See our Web site for details:

LIVING STONE GUESTHOUSE for retreat and renewal. Spiritual direction and counseling available. Nourish your soul while you vacation in Sarasota, Fla. Phone: (941) 966-5933.

CONTEMPLATIVE STUDY AND RETREAT SABBATICAL, a residential program for the spiritual renewal of the whole person that combines periods of silence and rest with daily spiritual teachings. Four to seven weeks, limited to 15 participants. Spring session, March 14-April 29, 2005. Winter session, Oct. 31-Dec. 16, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400.Web site:

EXPLORATIONS IN THE NATURE OF OBSERVATION, an awareness retreat with internationally known artist, Andrew Rush, and the Drawing Studio. Participants will be busy people who desire to reflect upon the essential nature of seeing through the practice of drawing. January 23-28, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400 Web site:

SAN DIEGO. The Spiritual Ministry Center, The Religious of the Sacred Heart, offers year-round retreats including 30-day retreats and self-directed sabbaticals near the ocean in a comfortable townhouse. Phone: (619) 224-9444. Fax: (619) 224-1082. E-mail: Web site:

VISITATION SPIRITUALITY CENTER, Monroe, Mich. Year-round retreats, spiritual direction, programs. Beautiful contemplative space on wooded grounds with nearly two miles of walkways. Retreat house, hermitages. Phone: (734) 242-5520. E-mail: Web site:


WINTER OR SPRING SABBATICAL: Winter: Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2005 -- An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this garden oasis. Spring: May 3-June 2, 2005, participants reverence journey of the mature years, reflect on Sabbath time and celebrate life’s wisdom. For information or to register, please contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web:

THE SABBATICAL WITH A DIFFERENCE -- The changing seasons in New England provide the perfect atmosphere and Genesis is the perfect setting for inner peacekeeping and deepening of contemplative awareness. Design your sabbatical time according to your personal needs. Contact: Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, 53 Mill St., Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627. E-mail: Web site:

RELAX, REST, RENEW -- A sabbatical that you design. Monastic setting in beautiful Oregon. Spiritual direction, daily Eucharist, classes and retreats. Outings to beaches and mountains. August-May or shorter periods. Men and women. Contact: Jo Morton, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

SOPHIA SABBATICALS: Ursuline Sophia Center, situated in natural beauty, provides wholistic programs for personal renewal. “Individual Sabbaticals 2005”: design your own sabbatical, based on center’s ongoing wholistic programs and services focused on body, mind, heart, spirit. Includes spiritual direction, prayer experiences and diverse spiritualities. Also available: transitional and nutritional counseling, art therapy, journaling, dreamwork, enneagram, stress reduction; yoga, tai chi, reiki and massotherapy. Pool and exercise center on premises. Summer Sabbatical 2005: July 10 -- July 30. Contact: Ellen Themes, OSU, Ursuline Sophia Center, 2600 Lander Rd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124. Phone: (440) 442-4160, x 237. Fax: (440) 442-4587. E-mail:

Spanish Studies

STUDY TOP-OF-THE-LINE PASTORAL SPANISH and the real Mexican cultural program, total immersion, one-on-one, customized, year-round, start anytime, go as long as you like tutorials. Special emphasis on pastoral care of Hispanics and on developing fluency in professionally oriented Spanish. Excellent faculty. Direct interaction with the Mexican church and the genuine Mexican culture reality. Contact: CIRIMEX, 205 Hill Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501. Phone: (641) 682-4264. Fax: (641) 684-4690. Guadalajara, Mexico, phone: 011-52-333-121-4878. Mexican fax: 011-52-333-121-7738. Worldwide e-mail:

LEARN SPANISH, ENJOY NATURE, La Escuela de Idiomas D’Amore Spanish Immersion Center. Immerse yourself in Spanish on the beaches of Costa Rica. Adjacent to Manual Antonio National Park. Intensive Spanish immersion programs. Small, personal classes. Beach lodging or homestays available. Contact: La Escuela D’Amore, PO Box 67, Quepos, Costa Rica. USA phone/fax: (262) 367-8598. E-mail: Web site:

IMMERSION IN SPANISH LANGUAGE and culture courses, June 5-23, 2005 in Miami. Designed for religious, priests, deacons, seminarians and laity interested in the Hispanic people and Hispanic ministry. Recommended for beginners. Write or call for brochure: Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), 7700 S.W. 56th St., Miami, FL 33155. Phone: (305) 279-2333. E-mail:


ECUMENICAL ORDER OF CHARITY -- an inclusive, affirming, noncanonical community of men and women living on the cutting edge of the Gospel. Is God calling you? Contact Br. Guadalupe Mary, OC at:

REFORMED CATHOLIC CHURCH, progressive and inclusive. Valid orders. Tutorial seminary. Personalized ministry. PO Box 725, Hampton Bays, NY 11946. Phone: (631) 728-2633


Employment Opportunities


CANONIST -- Diocese of Metuchen, N.J., seeking full-time canonist for tribunal. Qualifications: licentiate in canon law with two to three years experience. Position open to clerics, religious laity. Salary, health benefits, retirement based on diocesan guidelines. Resume to: Rev. Richard J. Lyons, JCL, Diocese of Metuchen, PO Box 191, Metuchen, NJ 08840. E-mail:


VOCATION MINISTRY COORDINATOR -- The Holy Cross Sisters seek a full-time coordinator to manage vocation ministry out of their provincial offices in Merrill, Wisconsin. Reporting to the vocation ministry director, the vocation ministry coordinator will work with regional leaders, sisters, associates, and staff to recruit prospects who may be called to share in the life and ministries of the Holy Cross Sisters. The coordinator must possess strong skills in marketing or recruitment, oral and written communication, office computing, organization, and planning. He or she must have an enthusiastic understanding of religious life in the Catholic church today. Must be willing to travel. The deadline for applications is Nov. 8. Send letter of application, resume, references and salary requirements to Sister Linda Songy, Vocation Ministry Director, 501 S. Center Avenue, Merrill, WI 54452. Fax: (715) 539-5009. E-mail:


ST. MARY’S BAY AREA CPE Center, San Francisco, Calif., will have fifteen year-long (4 units) Clinical Pastoral Education residency positions open beginning September 6, 2005 through September 15, 2006. $25,000 stipend provided. $400 tuition/CPE unit. Clinical assignments are available at St. Mary’s and Saint Francis Memorial Hospitals in San Francisco and Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, providing a full range of medical services such as cardiology, spinal care, oncology, maternity and women’s services, orthopedics, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, neuropsychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, burn treatment unit, and emergency care. Visit our website at: Interested individuals should apply to: The Rev. Dr. Michele Merchant, Manager of CPE, St. Mary’s Medical Center, 450 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117. Phone: (415) 750-5718. Fax: (415) 750-8126. E-mail:


DIOCESAN DIRECTOR, Office of Catechesis. PS/K-grade 12 religious education parishes and Catholic schools. Maintain diocesan catechist formation program. Develop parish catechetical leadership: recruitment, formation, certification. Continue to implement diocesan religious education curriculum guidelines. Assist parishes with systematic program evaluation. Strong collaborative and administrative skills. MA religious education, minimum, five years experience as parish DRE. Additional diocesan experience preferred. Substantial experience in catechist formation. Position open immediately but starting date negotiable. Inquiry, request for application materials and detailed job description: Sr. Dorita Wotiska, OP, PhD, Diocese of Lansing, 300 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI 48933. Phone: (517) 342-2481. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT -- The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) seeks a director for its Office of Institutional Advancement. Major responsibilities include coordination and direction of the Annual NCEA Seton Awards Gala and its associated activities; the Corporate Associates program; and Foundation Grants -- all important elements of NCEA’s development program. The Director of the Office of Institutional Advancement generates financial support and strengthens the image of NCEA within the overall goals set by the president and the board of directors. He or she will manage all aspects of NCEA’s development program and will be knowledgeable and committed to Catholic education. Candidates must have previous successful experience and skill in financial development and educational leadership. Superior human relations and marketing skills are essential. Equal opportunity employer. A more complete job description is available at To apply, mail a resume/CV with cover letter and examples of past work to: J. McDaniel, Administrative Services, NCEA, 1077 30th Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852 or fax to (202) 333.6706 or email to (in Word for PC or Acrobat format only).


FUND RAISER: Comboni Lay Mission Program seeks part-time fundraiser. Handle grant proposals, mass mailings, special events; maintain donor database. Good writing and computer skills, fundraising experience, and preferably overseas mission experience. Send cover letter and resume to: fax: (708) 354-2006.Or e-mail:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY -- Full-time position, available immediately, in 1,100 household parish in Oceanside, Calif. Graduate degree preferred. Skills needed include proficiency in organ, piano, directing adult & children’s choirs and a strong background in liturgy. Desired background includes strong spirituality, experience with traditional and contemporary musical styles, ability to work with pastoral staff, excellent communication and teaching skills with an ability to work collaboratively with parish members. Salary is commensurate with education, skills and experience. Full benefits package with weddings and funerals extra. Full ministry description is available upon request. Please submit resume and letters of reference to: Search Committee, Church of St. Thomas More, 1450 South Melrose Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056.

LITURGY/MUSIC DIRECTOR wanted for 2,500-family, Eucharist centered, very social service active, east coast Florida parish. Must be experienced in Catholic liturgy, proficient in voice, on organ and piano. experience in directing and training adult and youth choirs, cantors and have a strong spirituality. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and references to: Search Committee, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Fax: (386) 677-3224.

MUSIC MINISTER -- Full- or part-time. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lakeland, Fla. Accompany children’s choir, adult choir, cantors for Sunday Liturgies, Holy Days, (funerals and weddings extra). Knowledge of Catholic liturgy/music required. Strong organ skills a must. Piano skills a plus. Openness in communication and collaborative skills in working with director of liturgy, other musicians and pastoral staff. Benefits included. Candidate should send or fax resume to: Attention: Director of Liturgy Search Committee, St. Anthony Church, P.O. Box 90164, Lakeland, FL 33804-0164. Fax: (863) 859-1036.


PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC PARISH looking for a pastoral associate who will work with adult education and the formation and development of lay leadership, ministries and parish council. Ability to collaborate with parish team is a must. Contact Sr. Ann Marie at phone: (718) 984-5203. Fax: (718) 984-5203.


PUBLISHER WANTED (by published author) for memoir of convent life, watershed years, 1960-1965: novitiate, sister-formation college, parish school teaching, community conflicts. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION needed: Master’s degree in religious education, theology or equivalent. Must be practicing Catholic - willing to work weekends and evenings. Salary negotiable. Please send resume to: Search Committee, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 700 Brown Chapel Road, St. Cloud, FL 34769. Fax: (407) 957-1771. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- St. Colman of Cloyne Parish and Sacred Heart Parish, both urban communities totaling approximately 2,100 families located in Brockton, Mass., are seeking a full-time coordinator of youth ministry for grades seven-12. Both parishes are merging as of Dec. 1, creating a pivotal and exciting time to be a youth minister. Responsibilities include planning and implementing a comprehensive youth ministry program, interacting with religious education and overseeing the confirmation preparation for high school youth. Other duties include recruiting and working with adults; developing youth leadership; and drawing young people into the life, mission and work of the faith community. Youth ministry certification or a commitment to obtain certification is required. Youth ministry experience preferred (but not required), a bachelor’s degree and a commitment to his/her own spiritual growth. Competitive salary and benefits. Please submit a resume, a one-page statement of your vision of youth ministry and a letter of reference to: St. Colman Parish, Attn: Youth Minister Search Committee, 42 Wendell Ave., Brockton, MA, 02302.

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